In memory of
Alvin Edward White, beloved husband of Helen (Harper) White, Glenbeulah, formerly of Evanston, IL, went to eternal rest January 2, 2018. Al was a devoted husband and father; advocate and supporter of numerous social causes; and a devout Catholic disciple of Jesus Christ. Al was born and raised in Evanston, IL, where he attended high school and played football. He converted to Catholicism as a teen with his faith becoming the central feature of his adult life. Al later attended college for 2 years at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. In his professional life, Al owned a printing business, was an advertising executive, sold automobiles, drove a taxi, and worked for several housing advocacy organizations. His life was dominated by his passion for his faith, his large family, and his willingness to speak truth to power. He was also a spirited debater, an avid reader, and a fan of Irish culture. Survived by nine of his ten children Kevin (Geraldine) Chicago, Mary (Mark) New Holstein, Michael, Chicago, Thomas, Glenview, John (Bonnie) Niabara National Preserve, Sarah (David) Stoughton, Paul (Laurie) Denver, Brian (Sarah) Chicago, Carolyn (Matt) Chicago; son-in-law: Peter Katsaros,31 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He is further survived by one sister-in-law: Elizabeth Jean Harper of Skokie, IL, and numerous cousins. Alvin was preceded in death by his wife Helen, to whom he was devoted in marriage for 63 years; his parents: Elmer and Natalia White, his in-laws: Milton Dewey and Mattie Jean (Badger) Harper, his daughter: Elizabeth Jean (White) Katsaros and two little angels he finally gets to meet. Funeral Services were held on January 7, 2018 in Elkhart Lake, WI. Inurnment will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Morris, IL. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com .
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